Carla Hernández Garavito, "Imperial Landscapes Made Local in Huarochirí
Friday, October 7, 2022 at 11 am in HG 1010
This presentation challenges us to tell histories of colonialism and imperialism that de-center the Inka and the Spanish Empires. I explore the role of existing memory and practices among local communities in the Peruvian province of Huarochirí in transforming both places and movement within the idealized constructions of landscapes imposed by Inka bureaucrats and Spanish colonial officials. During the Inka period, the broad narratives of linked sacred landscapes existing within regional systems that well preceded the Empire. During the Spanish colonial era, Indigenous Andeans claimed communal lands and insisted on the locations of new Catholic churches despite forced relocations and labor demands.
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Sponsored by: UCI Illuminations, the UCI Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and the UCI History Department